Charge of the Luch's Brigade

  • Following Sunday's excellent silver bayonet game, the Prussian's decided they had a score to settle with the Brunswick traitors who had seemingly deserted to the French side only a week ago and so a hastily assembled cavalry force prepared to take on a small elite Brunswick force consisting of a detatchment of several officers, some elite light infantry, shock cavalry and a heavy gun.

    Surveying the battlefield the Prussian commander spotted the heavy gun being commanded by the Brunswick general and knowing the loss of the prized artillery piece would demoralise the opposing force sent a unit of shock cavalry to capture the gun whilst a unit of lancers flanked the artillery keeping an eye on the grouping of officers who seemed to make a bee line for a coppice of trees where they where to spend the entire battle.

    A second unit of lancers advanced in the centre supported by two line units and it was one of these that felt the first hammer blow of the brunswick gun as it opened up killing two of the infantry who promptly broke, seeing the unit waver the prussian commander pulled out his pistol shooting the sergeant in charge of the unit immediately restoring order and the rest of the men began to advance once more.

    With the prussian cavalry threatening both the gun and the brunswick infantry the impressive brunswick cavalry which had butchered the Prussian force a week early advanced with high morale, however as they did, the prussian lancers spotted their chance and charged the heavier cavalry after a bloody melee the lancers fled the field, however with several of their number cut down the brunswick shock cavalry thought better of following up the attack breaking towards there own lines.

    In the centre the Prussian infantry opened up on the bruswick light inflicting a couple of wounds and causing the unit to fall into disorder and with the majority of the brunswick force falling back or disordered the Prussian general led the shock cavalry in an assault on the heavy gun.

    Despite taking two rounds of fire the shock cavalry smashed into the gun running down the brunswick general and crew.

    Seeing the gun crew run down and now facing the second unit of flanking lancers and the shock cavalry the Brunswick shock fled the field leaving the light infantry surrounded.

    Really good game, and for the second week running a unit of shock cavalry successfully charged winning the day.

    The Prussian commander watches the routing brunswick cavalry leave the field as the officer's club lurks in the woods below.